Some of Our Favorite Dog Quotes
September 17, 2012 by Nylabone Products | Nylabone Extras | Comments (0) |
It’s often difficult to find the words to describe how you feel about your dog, but we think these quotes are onto something! Which one speaks to you? For more quotes, pictures, and other fun stuff, follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
10 Ridiculously Cute Nylabone Dog Instagram Photos
May 3, 2012 by Nylabone Products | Nylabone Extras | Comments (0) |
Recently, Mashable compiled their favorite dog and cat instagram photos into one slideshow. We were inspired to put together our own featuring dogs and their Nylabones! If you’re using Instagram to capture photos of your dog, tag them with Nylabone and we may feature them here in our next collection! Check out all the Instagram dog photos “tagged” with Nylabone at: http://statigr.am/tag/
How to Throw a Birthday Party for Your Dog
April 25, 2012 by Nylabone Products | Nylabone Extras | Comments (0) |
A dog birthday party is a great excuse to get your friends and family—and the dogs, of course—together for some fun! Here are some ideas for putting together a small birthday celebration for your furry friend.
You don’t have to spend money on printing and postage; send out an invitation online through e-mail or Facebook instead. Get a cute photo of Fido and just add the details: who, what, when, where. If you’re really digitally inclined, Photoshop a birthday hat onto your dog for a festive invite!
Spring, summer, and fall birthday parties are great because you can invite friends over for a backyard BBQ or to a local dog park, where the dogs can run around. When it’s too cold to hang out outside, consider having your dog’s birthday party at an indoor venue that’s tailored to his needs. Many indoor dog parks and “camps” allow all the dogs to run around and play together. You can even schedule some time at a beginners’ agility course for a small group of dogs—this is fun for both the pooches and their handlers.
Activities and Games
• Hide some toys and bones around the party and allow the dogs to take them home when they find them.
• Leave a couple of ropes with multiple ends around in case the dogs want to play tug-of-war.
• Have a contest of who can catch the Frisbee the most amount of times—winner gets to take the Nylabone Frisbee home.
Treats & Goodie Bags
It’s not a birthday party without some cake! You can either custom-order a dog-friendly cake or make your own with these recipes. When the party starts to die down (i.e., the dogs fall asleep because they’ve had so much fun), send each owner home with a goodie bag full of edible bones & treats.
Keep in Mind
• Never take your eyes off the dogs!
• Always have plenty of cool water available.
• Make sure that all the dogs invited have had their shots.
• Keep any people food out of reach.
• Birthday hats are cute, but they can make dogs uncomfortable. If you want the birthday pup to feel special, tie a colorful ribbon around his collar. (Secure the ribbon so that it doesn’t catch on anything.)
Saying “I Do”…to Having Your Dog in Your Wedding
April 19, 2012 by Nylabone Products | Dog News,Nylabone Extras | Comments (3) |
Wedding season is here and we can sense the love! If you bought or adopted a dog while dating, you probably feel like he is your child—and why shouldn’t your dog-child be a part of the celebration? If you’d like to include your dog in your wedding, here are some things to think about:
Is your dog still going through the “puppy terrors,” or is he well behaved?
Even a well-behaved dog might get nervous around a scenery change and large crowds. Test out his socialization skills at a large family gathering before bringing him to the big day. Typically, a quiet, smaller dog will have an easier time acclimating than a larger, high-energy dog.
Will the dog frighten your guests?
Unbelievable as it may seem, not everyone is a dog lover. You may think slobbery kisses are adorable, but your cousin in her brand-new dress may not agree.
Is the wedding indoors or outdoors?
If you’re having an outdoor event, is it gated or secluded to keep your dog safe? If indoors, is the venue dog-friendly?
Will you leash your dog?
If so, who will be responsible for holding onto him throughout the wedding? The person should be someone both you and your dog trust. Some weddings run for several hours, so make sure that the person holding your dog has a conveniently located seat from which to take your dog for a walk if he gets restless.
Will your dog have a job?
Many people find it cute to enlist their dog as the ring bearer. This is a great way to include him in the wedding if he can behave well enough. Fasten the rings to the collar with a festive ribbon, and have someone walk him down the aisle. Just be sure to put the rings on right before he walks down the aisle or you risk losing them.
If your fur-baby is part of the wedding, pay him plenty of attention. Carry some treats around to reward his good behavior, and give your guests treats with which to reward him as well. Remind your guests that they should not feed your dog table food because it can make him sick. And always keep a bowl of fresh water close, especially for those hot summer outdoor weddings! It may be a good idea to prepare a package for your dog that includes his bed and favorite toys to provide a sense of comfort and security.
If you ultimately decide not to have your dog in the wedding, it’s not the end of the world. You can still have your photographer snap some photos of your family at home before the ceremony! Just be sure to find your pup a safe, comfortable place to stay while you’re gone for your wedding and honeymoon.
Dog Days of Summer: 2012 Major League Baseball Dog-Friendly Events
April 17, 2012 by Nylabone Products | Nylabone Extras | Comments (2) |
Four-legged friends are now invited to join in on the fun at the ballpark! What dog doesn’t love a good major league baseball game? These events provide your furry companion with an exciting day out to meet other dogs in the area, and some of the teams even raise money for shelters and homeless dogs. Check out these great photos from previous “Bark in the Park” events. (Always bring plenty of water and shade to keep your dog comfortable outdoors during warmer temperature. Read up on Safety Tips for Bringing Your Dog to the Ballpark!
Day & Date
Arizona Diamondbacks Brewers Bark in the Park Sunday 5/26/12 7:10 pm Arizona Diamondbacks Padres Bark in the Park Sunday 8/26/12 1:10 pm Atlanta Braves Brewers Bark in the Park Sunday 4/15/12 1:35 pm Atlanta Braves Nationals Bark in the Park Sunday 9/16/12 1:35 pm Chicago White Sox Twins Dog Day Wednesday 5/23/12 7:10 pm Chicago White Sox Indians Dog Day Wednesday 9/26/12 7:10 pm Cincinnati Reds Giants Bark in the Park #1 Tuesday 4/24/12 7:10 pm Cincinnati Reds Pirates Bark in the Park #2 Monday 9/10/12 7:10 pm Cleveland Indians Mariners Puppypalooza Wednesday 5/16/12 7:05 pm Cleveland Indians Athletics Puppypalooza Wednesday 8/29/12 7:05 pm Houston Astros Cardinals Dog Day Sunday 5/6/12 1:05 pm Houston Astros Phillies Dog Day Sunday 9/16/12 1:05 pm Kansas City Royals Diamondbacks Bark at the K Sunday 5/20/12 1:10 pm Los Angeles Dodgers Marlins Bark in the Park Saturday 5/26/12 7:10 pm Miami Marlins Rays Bark at the Park Sunday 6/10/12 1:10 pm Miami Marlins Padres Bark at the Park Sunday 7/29/12 1:10 pm New York Mets Giants Bark in the Park Saturday 4/21/12 1:10 pm Oakland Athletics Yankees Pet Adoption Day w/ A’s Pet Calendar Saturday 5/26/12 1:05 pm Oakland Athletics Yankees Dog Day at the Park Thursday 7/19/12 7:05 pm Pittsburgh Pirates Rockies Pup Night Tuesday 4/24/12 7:05 pm Pittsburgh Pirates Mets Pup Night Tuesday 5/22/12 7:05 pm Pittsburgh Pirates Twins Pup Night Tuesday 6/19/12 7:05 pm Pittsburgh Pirates Cubs Pup Night Tuesday 7/24/12 7:05 pm Pittsburgh Pirates Diamondbacks Pup Night Tuesday 8/7/12 7:05 pm Pittsburgh Pirates Cardinals Pup Night Tuesday 8/28/12 7:05 pm Pittsburgh Pirates Brewers Pup Night Tuesday 9/18/12 7:05 pm Pittsburgh Pirates Braves Pup Night Tuesday 10/2/12 7:05 pm St. Louis Cardinals Royals Purina Pooches in the Ballpark Saturday 6/16/12 1:15 pm San Diego Padres Astros Dog Days of Summer Tuesday 7/17/12 7:05 pm San Francisco Giants Braves Dog Days of Summer Saturday 8/25/12 1:05 pm Texas Rangers Royals Bark in the Park Tuesday 5/15/12 7:05 pm Washington Nationals Marlins Pups in the Park Saturday 5/26/12 1:05 pm Washington Nationals Braves Pups in the Park #2 Saturday 6/2/12 4:05 pm Washington Nationals Rockies Pups in the Park #3 Saturday 7/7/12 4:05 pm Washington Nationals Brewers Pups in the Park #4 Saturday 9/22/12 1:05 pm
*Calendar from BreedTrust.com
Cute Easter Dog Photos From Nylabone Fans
April 10, 2012 by Nylabone Products | Nylabone Extras | Comments (0) |
Our Facebook fans submitted the cutest photos of dogs in their Easter attire, and we couldn’t resist putting them all in one place for everyone to see. Did your dog get a Nylabone in his or her Easter basket this year?
The Sydney Report: Rhino® Cone
April 5, 2012 by Nylabone Products | Nylabone Extras | Comments (0) |
Whenever the family dogs get together, it’s always entertaining to say the least. We filled a Rhino Cone with a Nutri Dent treat, and the dogs couldn’t get enough of it. Even Kylie, the little Papillion who rarely chews on anything but her Nylabone, wanted to play. Sydney wasn’t about to let Kylie steal the toy away that easily – she challenged her to a faceoff. Sydney won, because she’s bigger, stronger, and loves her toys too much to lose out. But they all got Nutri Dent treats in the end for being so good.
April 3, 2012 by Nylabone Products | Dog News,Nylabone Extras | Comments (1) |
Playing fetch, cuddling with toys, getting belly rubs—it’s a dog’s life! Remember to send in your spring photos for next month’s Pet Spotlight. Don’t have any good photos of your dog? Take your fur kid to the park or beach this weekend and bring your camera.
Fierce little Lola takes on Joe for his Nylabone!
March 8, 2012 by Nylabone Products | Nylabone Extras | Comments (0) |
Fierce little Lola takes on Joe for his Nylabone!
The Nylee Awards: February 2012
March 1, 2012 by Nylabone Products | Nylabone Extras | Comments (2) |
Many of our wonderful Facebook fans share photos on our wall, and while all of them are great, we believe that these photos are award-worthy. Keep sharing all your great dog photos with us and they may end up here next month!
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